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Is there any way to open an Acrobat 9 file with Adobe Reader 5?

When I try with Adobe Reader 5 to open a pdf file created in Adobe Acrobat 9 I get the message: "There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired". The file opens easily on a new PC running Windows Vista. Mine is an old PC with an Intel 486, 800 MHz processor; Microsoft Window 98; Internet Explorer 5.50; 256 MB RAM; and 10GB free space on the hard drive, and these specifications are not sufficient for a new version of Adobe Reader.
Please can anyone help me to open the file

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  • Arnold Granville Mar 02, 2009

    Thank you, pbeck. I can't save the file on the vista machine in Adobe Reader 5. Adobe Reader 9 gives the option only to save in Adobe Reader 9.

  • Arnold Granville Apr 03, 2009

    Thanks, JonathanPDX. The computer doesn't have the specs to install or run Adobe Reader 9.

  • pbeck May 11, 2010

    Can you save the file in a backward compatible format on the vista machine?

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Download the Adobe Reader 9 software. It's free from Adobe.

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